• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Completely overpriced for the lack of quality

    Like many other people it seems i have also had numerous mac chargers die on me. £65 is awfully expensive for a chargers, especially one that has this many problems.

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive, frays easily, awkward...

    I'm at my wits' end-- this is the 3rd time that I am replacing a power cord for my laptop, and that's after extending their lives with electric tape! The cords seem almost designed to fray quickly. Mine has frayed near the laptop connector just a year in.

    Apple, not everybody has a perfect workstation at home to keep the cord in their "optimal geometry." Apple, for $80 you should be providing quality cords that can withstand some curving now and again. That's part of the convenience of having a light laptop. Otherwise, Apple, you should certainly be replacing frayed cords for free.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Frays in only 5 month.

    I had gotten this cord only 5 months ago, and now the end with the end to charge is cracking and starting to fray. In my mind, I wasn't being harsh on the cord, just normal use (plugging it in at my desk, sitting with it at the table, etc.) where you would think the integrity of the design will hold up. Now i have to keep wrapping it in electrical tape to keep from killing myself or spend ANOTHER $85 to get a replacement, its not like I already shoveled my money to them when I bought the darn computer!

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable way too weak

    The charger is nice in the sense that you can have 2 varied lengths, one where the brick is in the wall and one with the extension attachment. But the cable it self between the brick and the MacBook is way too think. The end closest to the MacBook wears out way too quickly, even if you try your best to look after it. And then they charge you £65 for another one!! I think when I'm spending almost £2,000 on a laptop, I would expect a charger that could last at least 3 years before any signs of wear.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Wire insulation cracks within a year

    The wire insulation at the magsafe 2 adapter cracks within a year. Adapter gets very hot; power brick gets very hot when charging as well.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor adapter, not had one last longer than 2 years

    My 18 month or so Macbook retina has a failed magsafe 2 adapter. The unit gets very hot and died what I would consider very prematurely. The same thing happened with my first macbook air so I'm very disappointed having to buy 2 or 3 adapters through the life of 1 laptop.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Breaks in less than a year

    I've had two of these in the space of two years and both have had their insulation shred at the same place (near the magsafe connection). It's treated no different to adaptors from other computer manufacturers and they survived years and they cost a lot less. Now I have to buy a third one in two years (very first one came with my computer). Rip off at the price that it is

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately not anywhere near as durable as the Macbook itself

    Macbooks will last a loooong time, the most durable computers I know of. Unfortunately I can't say the same for the chargers. I've had only a few issues with the actual connection to the laptop itself. I'm having an issue now where the thin laptop cable runs into the charger brick itself. It disintegrates and splits open revealing an alarmingly frayed magnetic shielding of the cable. It should be much more bolstered around this point to prevent excessive pivoting and straining of the cable. What it has is not enough. The next one I buy I will try to alleviate this weak point in the design.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One has a frayed cable, other one stopped working.

    Somehow the one with a frayed cable has kept working since I first got it, but now one that I've owned for a year and 4 months just stopped working abruptly. I wish Apple would focus a little less on looks and a little more on durability.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Falls Apart

    After reading several reviews I've realized that my charger has actually lasted an exceptionally long time by comparison, but four years in and my cable quickly began to deteriorate/fray around the magnet. Once it started the whole thing fell to pieces in a matter of maybe a month or two. Considering I used my previous macbook for seven years and never had a problem with the charger ever, I'm disappointed to see that Apple hasn't responded to the years of customers complaints over this particular charger model. Eighty dollars is a ludicrous sum of money for a product that should maaaaybe be replaced once in a lifetime, though hopefully never. The fact that Apple hasn't addressed this issue is extremely disappointing.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Design And Expensive!

    I leave my laptop on a desk almost all the time and even I'm annoyed at this adapter. Just moving it slightly will case it to disconnect from the laptop. The slightest nudges from the top or bottom unplugs it so easily. Every time I move the laptop elsewhere, I have to hold the charger in and make sure it doesn't disconnect. BIGGEST flaw ever! And it sticks out way too much. I didn't have a MacBook back when the first L-shape chargers were standard and wish they didn't change it to this one. Lastly, it's too delicate, and it's EXPENSIVE to replace or even have an extra for convenience. I don't even feel confident bringing this charger anywhere outside fearing it'll break.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Will break eventually

    The macbook pro retina charger is very much form over function. More so than the laptop itself. Mine lasted about 27 months with diy duct tape repairs at both the magsafe end and the power cord end. If you have to replace this don't go to the apple store first. I got one from a very popular high street electronics store for £30 and its pretty much brand new. Apple should not be charging these ridiculous prices for a charger from a previous generation laptop.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wrong shape

    the actual piece of metal that attaches to the computer simply comes off too much. Because, due to the shape of the charger, the wire comes straight out of the side of the computer when the charger is attached, it is very easily unhooked or unhinged. I never experienced this problem with the second version of the magsafe 1 adapter, the one that was cylindrical. On the old charger the wire went out behind the computer and was never really knocked out. This design is flawed though. The charger does also get very very hot.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Weak magnet bad design

    The magnet always disconnects. Especially if you are working with the laptop in your lap. If you sit it down on couch, it disconnects. If you move at all, it disconnects. The T design makes it easy to bump and disconnect.

    The good part, it does stay connected, if charging on a desk with no one near it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I have Apple care

    Lasted me over a year, just got worse and worse. Knew the problem would happen eventually so I put tape and springs on the cable ends to prevent the inevitable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Over heat and snapped again

    Bought my MacBook Pro in early 2014, less than 2 years, I had to replace the charger twice. Both time, the cable just snapped, and it heats up like a heater. Bad design, and it's not cheap!!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design to easily get broken

    Mine was "explode" last year - suddenly make a pop sound, but I've replace with the new one for free. The service and support person said that it is because there's a slight twist on the cable. But with the new one, still its so fragile, and sometimes I have to tweak the cable so the power will connected.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Stiff and sticky cable, easy to break clips

    Power adapter charges fine and I have not found there to be a problem with the magnet as some other reviewers have mentioned. However, the thicker cable is very stiff so it does not roll easily for transport in a case. Also, the smaller cable is really sticky, so much so that it leaves a residue on your fingers and picks up dirt very easily. Not pleasant! Finally, the clips that allow the smaller cable to wind around the adapter for transport break very easily.

    These are small details that make the use of a nice laptop much less enjoyable.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Once again the cord failed.

    The Magsafe adapter is a good adapter except for one fatal flaw: Inadequate strain relief where the cable meets the body of the charger means that eventually, and inevitably the cable will break. Mine just broke and shorted out, getting very hot. Thankfully the charger has good protection and cut out.

    This is the second one that I have had suffer this problem. I'm going to add my own strain relief if and when I get a new one.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Put: If it ain't broke....

    The L-Shaped MagSafe from the previous generation was fine for me. If you had to change something about it then maybe make the cord and circuits more durable and stronger. Other than that, the new MagSafe 2 design stinks.

    It frequently keeps falling out of the MagSafe port from the brush of my leg or from the blanket of my bed brushing against it as well. Makes it difficult to be on your lap.

    Is it a dealbreaker to stop you from buying the current line of MacBooks? No.
    Is it annoying? Yes, but I tolerate it because I love my new MacBook Air, (it's so fast and it just works!)